SHOPS UPDATE 29/6/2020
Saint Catherine’s will begin a phased reopening of its charity shops from Wednesday July 8, with the first phase set to include Bridlington, Malton, Ramshill (Scarborough), Hunmanby and Filey.
The shops will be open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 3.30pm (closing for 45 minutes at lunchtime), and will be able to accept donated goods during opening hours. For donations of larger items (e.g. furniture), please call either the Malton shop on (01653) 229071 or Filey on (01723) 514380. Donated items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being available for sale.
The shops have undergone changes and rigorous checks to ensure they are ‘COVID safe’ and comply with Government guidance, with social distancing measures in place and PPE provided for staff and volunteers.
Tracy Calcraft, Income and Business Services Director, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming customers back to our shops. We have been working hard to create a safe and environment for our staff, volunteers and customers. This is now in place and we can’t wait to open our doors.
“The shops are such an important part of Saint Catherine’s and bring in over £1 million each year in much-needed funds, which go towards providing our outstanding patient care. Shopping with us is a great way to support the charity and find some bargains at the same time.”
We have eleven shops across North and East Yorkshire specialising in good quality second-hand clothing and furniture. Our shops sell a wide range of items, ranging from designer clothing, to real gold and silver jewellery, books, homeware and furniture.
Our charity shops are our biggest individual source of income after the part funding we get from the NHS. Last year our shops collectively raised around £1.1 million for patient care at Saint Catherine’s.
Currently we are serving around 200,000 customers a year across our 11 shops, but we would love to make that number even bigger so that we can continue to provide outstanding care to patients and their loved ones in our area who are living with a terminal illness.
We sell approximately 300,000 items a year – which may well have gone to landfill if people hadn’t donated it to our shops. So when you shop with Saint Catherine’s you are not only supporting patient care, you are also helping to make a greener world for us all to live in.
Wherever possible we would also encourage supporters to Gift Aid their donation. As long as you are a taxpayer it is of no extra cost to you, but the government will donate an extra 25p for every pound which can make a huge difference to the money we raise.
In the past year we raised an incredible £55,000 through Gift Aid, which shows the difference it can make. If you are unsure about Gift Aid please feel free to ask about it when you donate or shop.
1 Cross Street, Bridlington, YO15 2NL
48 Market Place, Driffield, YO25 6AN
22 John Street, Filey, YO14 9DQ
6-7 Meeting House Court, Helmsley, YO62 5DW
23 Bridlington Street, Hunmanby, YO14 0JR
11-13 Wheelgate, Malton, YO17 7HT
4-9 Birdgate, Pickering, YO18 7AL
85 Falsgrave Road, Scarborough, YO12 5EG
Victoria Road, Scarborough, YO11 1SY
28C Ramshill Road, Scarborough, YO11 2QF
11 Skinner Street, Whitby, YO21 3AH
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